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Reload

A sudden productivity spasm, here are a couple of new tracks.  First up “Reload”, an erratic junglist noise-fest with some eastern vibes.

This was an initial try-out of the Roland JD-Xi synth, a crossover digital/analogue synth.  Almost all of the track, including drums, are played/programmed on this synth.  I even used the vocoder :o) Loving the dirty analogue vibes.

circuit

Next up is “Number Stations”.  A number station is a mysterious coded shortwave radio broadcast known to be used during World War I and through to the Cold War to send messages to agents in the field….  These broadcasts sound really sinister so that’s the vibe I went with, this was quick, play some of the number station and throw some synth/drum improvisation over it.  No icing here.

The picture? I actually hacked apart Victoria’s (old) computer, shone some green and blue lights at the circuit board and snapped away!

I have another new piece on the way, almost a proper piano track.  Building up to EP#3 me’thinks.

The New Wave

Here is the new beginning of the Bucket.  Now the tentacles rule, only the mighty waves holding back their slithering wrath.

The-new-wave

What all that means of course is a new piece! Similar in style to my last post, this is a development of the theme… the bionic-tentacle world.  A push on the drum programming (especially the death metal fills towards the end) and still exploring the synth world – its so different to the natural vibe I’ve tried to use before.  More to come……  Other news, I have found a new piano teacher in Manchester – very talented classical player from Ukraine – I’m looking forward to getting back into regular lessons again – and of course some pieces I learn will be posted here.

Also – check out a friend of mines book – Twitch Rises – fantastic descriptive horror writing!

The Toxic-Trio

A toxic-trio of short electronic pieces:

Unnilquadium

Unillpentium

Unnilseptium

A first for the bucket, nothing played on piano here – all recorded using the magnificently titled “Kaossilator” by Korg.  This is a handheld unit which has two “banks” to allow you to record two eight bar loops, loads of cool features, defintely geared towards the dance market.  I’ve only had it a week or so, so i’ve been messing around and these are the first few loops i came up with.

Have a few piano ideas developing, and a new piece of gear on the way (!!!), so hope to get some new pieces up soon!